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    RIP Sonny Barger

    Biker
    Outlaw
    Founder of the Hells Angel's

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/obitu...s-angels-dead/

    RIP
    'Against stupidity, the gods themselves struggle in vain' - Schiller.

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    Scumbag, drug dealing, wife beating career criminal. Doesnít deserve to RIP.

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    I met him a couple of times, nice fella.

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    Beat his wife so hard that he broke her back and ribs, and lacerated her spleen. Nice fella.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlipperySam View Post
    Scumbag, drug dealing, wife beating career criminal. Doesnít deserve to RIP.

    Iíll go with that summary.

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    Certainly wasnít the founder of the hells angels thatís for sure. What he did do is turn super cool outlaw culture into evil organised crime and ruin a lot of peoples lives in doing so.

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    Responsible for growing from a bunch of guys in California interested in motorcycles, getting drunk and fighting into a worldwide organisation. Could probably only have happened in the USA.
    Started out with nothing. Still have most of it left.

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    Aha, thatís why I recognised the name, seem to remember a book about a Brit who went out to spend time with them so they would allow him to start a chapter in the UK.

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    For some strange reason a lot of honest people tend to admire thugs such as the Krays and Barger. There is no logic to it but it happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick P View Post
    For some strange reason a lot of honest people tend to admire thugs such as the Krays and Barger. There is no logic to it but it happens.
    Same with football hooligans, just donít get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Middo View Post
    Same with football hooligans, just donít get it.
    Never knew that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick P View Post
    For some strange reason a lot of honest people tend to admire thugs such as the Krays and Barger. There is no logic to it but it happens.
    And mafia, just look at the Sopranos. Ultimately itís a series about an obese scumbag

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    And Peaky Blinders.

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    And Vinny, if you listen to half the nonsense posted on here

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    I didn't know Ron Jeremy was a Hell's Angel. 🤪

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tickeros View Post
    I didn't know Ron Jeremy was a Hell's Angel. 浪
    <<<<<<<<insert chopper gag here>>>>>>>>>>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodder View Post
    And mafia, just look at the Sopranos. Ultimately itís a series about an obese scumbag
    "The devil has all the best lines".

    I think in the case of TV fiction, you can be enthralled by a tale without having any admiration for the characters. Adrianna is the only character I liked on the Sopranos, the rest were varying degrees of unpleasant all the way to evil.

    This guy, however, is a real life scumbag, lauded by some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefmcd View Post
    "The devil has all the best lines".

    I think in the case of TV fiction, you can be enthralled by a tale without having any admiration for the characters. Adrianna is the only character I liked on the Sopranos, the rest were varying degrees of unpleasant all the way to evil.

    This guy, however, is a real life scumbag, lauded by some.

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    Agreed, but something like Gomorrah does it so much better. You can get involved in the story and just as the characters become humanised they always find a way to remind you just how scummy they and the lifestyle is.

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    Also, I read Hunter S Thomsonís Hells Angels years ago. Iím sure he had stories on Barger but I canít remember them. I donít think he was organised crime at that point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodder View Post
    Agreed, but something like Gomorrah does it so much better. You can get involved in the story and just as the characters become humanised they always find a way to remind you just how scummy they and the lifestyle is.
    I watched first series of Gomorrah but it didn't come close to gripping me like sopranos or the wire.

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    Rest In Pieces

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodder View Post
    Also, I read Hunter S Thomson’s Hells Angels years ago. I’m sure he had stories on Barger but I can’t remember them. I don’t think he was organised crime at that point.
    I could be misremembering but I seem to recall Thompson attempted to step in and prevent an Angel disciplining his own girlfriend, this didnīt go down well and several other gang members immediately joined in to stomp HST...Barger interceded, possibly saving Thompsons life and that was the end of HSTīs time with club researching his book.

    Quite an impressive innings for Barger given the life he lead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passenger View Post
    I could be misremembering but I seem to recall Thompson attempted to step in and prevent an Angel disciplining his own girlfriend, this didnīt go down well and several other gang members immediately joined in to stomp HST...Barger interceded, possibly saving Thompsons life and that was the end of HSTīs time with club researching his book.

    Quite an impressive innings for Barger given the life he lead.
    https://youtu.be/ccyu44rsaZo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodder View Post
    The audience reactions provide interesting social/historical commentary, particularly the widespread laughter when the Angel is describing the practice of regularly beating your old lady.
    The balls on HST though, legend, RIP.

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